Kazakhstan readies for possible second wave of coronavirus – Health Minister

Kazakhstan readies for possible second wave of coronavirus – Health Minister

Kazakhstan is getting ready for a possible second wave of the coronavirus infection, Health Minister Alexei Tsoi said Thursday, Kazinform reports.

While speaking at a press conference at the Central Communications Service, Minister Tsoi said growing number of new COVID-19 cases in Italy, Spain, Germany, Turkey, and the Republic of Korea is disturbing.

«Of course, Kazakhstan as all other countries is getting ready for a possible second wave of the coronavirus infection,» he noted. In his words, Kazakhstan is planning to step up the bed capacity of local hospitals up to 71,126 beds for coronavirus patients. Currently, there are 10,257 beds. «15% of beds are already occupied by the coronavirus patients or the ones with the coronavirus-like pneumonia,» Tsoi added.

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